Welcome to
the Asian Dysphagia Society

Latest update: 2024-Apr-01

What is the ADS

A new international medical association established in January 2023 to promote the development of comprehensive care, science, technology, and education about dysphagia* in Asia.

* Dysphagia is the difficulties of eating and swallowing. It is serious problem not only as medical issue but also QOL matter.

Members are made up of representative national-wide societies related dysphagia in Asia. Currently, participating countries are China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, Taiwan Thailand, and Türkiye.


ADS carries out the business for comprehensive swallowing care.

  • 1. Create the network of dysphagia care in Asian countries.
  • 2. Hold International Conference** once every two years.
  • 3. Set up ADS website for international communication about dysphagia.

** 1st International Conference: November 9-11, 2023 Suwon, South Korea
** 2nd International Conference: November 6-8, 2025 Bangkok, Thailand
** 3rd International Conference: underplanning, 2027, China

About Asian Dysphagia Society (ADS)

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Member Societies & Individuals

11 national members in Asian countries

China (CN) Chinese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation
India (IN) Society for Feeding and Swallowing Disorders India (SFSD)
Foundation for Dysphagia Research and Education (FDRE)
Indonesia (ID) Perhimpunan Dokter Spesialis Kedoteran Fisik dan Rehabilitasi Indonesia (PERDOSRI)
Japan (JP) Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (JSDR)
Korea (KR) Korean Dysphagia Society (KDS)
Malaysia (MY) Malaysian Association of Rehabilitation Physicians (MARP)
Myanmar (MM) Myanmar Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (MSDR)
Philippine (PH) Reynaldo Rey-Matias (as Individual delegate)
Taiwan (TW) Taiwan Association of Dysphagia (TAD)
Thailand (TH) Thai Swallowing Rehabilitation Society (TSRS)
Türkiye (TR) Türkiye Dysphagia Research Society

Executive board members

Chair Prof. Eiichi Saitoh (Japan)
Auditors Prof. Young-Hak Park (Korea)
Prof. Shun-Te Huang (Taiwan)
Vice chairs Prof. Zulin Dou (China)
Prof. Kyoung-Hyo Choi (Korea)
Prof. Pattra Watanapan (Thailand)
Secretary general Prof. Yoko Inamoto (Japan)

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National delegates / observers

China Zulin Dou (ND), Jianjun Li (NO)
India Prasanna Suresh Hegde(ND), Dr. Vidhyadharan Sivakumar (NO)
Indonesia Luh Karunia Wahyuni (ND), Rizky Kusuma Wardhani (NO)
Japan Izumi Kondo (ND), Yayoi Kamakura (NO)
Korea Kyoung-Hyo Choi (ND), Seung-Ho Choi (NO)
Malaysia Khairiah Mohd Yatim (ND), Zaliha Omar (NO)
Myanmar Khin Myo Hla (ND), Soe Soe Khaing (NO)
Philippine Reynaldo Rey-Matias (as Individual delegate)
Taiwan Tyng-Guey Wang (ND), Ming-Yen Hsiao (NO)
Thailand Pattra Watanapan (ND), Paitoon Benjapornlert (NO)
Türkiye Numan Demir(ND), Selen Serel Arslan(NO)

ND: National delegates, NO: National observers

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Societies’ information

Coming scientific meetings

ADS International Conferences
  • The 2nd ADS International Conference
    Date: November 6(Thu)-8(Sat), 2025
    Venue: Bangkok International trade & exhibition center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • The 3rd ADS International Conference
    Date: underplanning, 2027
    Venue: China
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ADS Office Address: 1-1704-202 Moronoki, Midori-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 458-0817 (in the JSDR office)

E-mail: asian-dysphagia@fujita-hu.ac.jp

Notice: If you wish to get more information about ADS, please contact to your national members

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